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Detoxification: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Detoxification refers to the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the body. One can detoxify their body from drugs or alcohol. If your body is habituated to substance abuse for a long time, detoxification, done by experts, will help you flush all the toxins out of your body. You can identify your need for detoxification if you have constipation for a long period of time, food allergies, persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigues, skin abnormalities like acne or rosacea as well as hormonal imbalances. Detoxification treatment will purify your body of the harmful substances in your body and make it healthy. You can carry out detoxification at home by some simple home remedies.

How is the treatment done?

Before starting with a detox diet, you must get it approved by your doctor. A detox diet is a short termed diet filled with fruits, vegetables, fruit juices and water. You can start by drinking 6-8 glasses of filtered water every day. Avoid using plastic bottles, use glass bottles instead. Exercise for at least 30 minutes in a day to keep your body active. You must consume only natural foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish, red meat, chicken without the skin, eggs, nuts and green tea. Remember to chew your food properly. It makes it easier for the body to digest the food and gives a sense of fullness avoiding the need to overeat. Start your morning with a glass of lukewarm water with a lemon squeezed in it. This helps in cleansing your system and you must make sure that your bowels are clean. It helps in preventing headaches. Try to meditate for at least 15 minutes in a day so as to detoxify your mind along with your body.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

You can go for a detoxification treatment if your body is habituated to substance abuse (drugs or alcohol) for a long time. Detoxification can also help people suffering from constipation for a long time, food allergies, persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigues, skin abnormalities like acne or rosacea as well as hormonal imbalances.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Pregnant women must not go for detoxification. It is also not suitable for people who are malnourished or are suffering from blood sugar issues. Everyone must consult a doctor before starting on a detox diet.

Are there any side effects?

Short term diets may result in fatigue, irritability and bad breath. If your diet continues for a longer time than needed, it can result in energy, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must make sure that you consume a nutritious diet and lead a healthy life so as to avoid building of toxins again in your body. Stay away from junk food, alcohol and tobacco.

How long does it take to recover?

A detox diet may continue for three to ten days depending on the need and condition of your body.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

One session of consultation with a doctor or dietician may cost you between ₹500 - ₹1500. Along with that, you will have to face the cost of the food items included in your diet.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment will be permanent if you take proper care and lead a healthy life style.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You must avoid consuming junk food, tobacco and alcohol. Also, try not to consume packed and tinned food. Fill your meals with nutritious and fresh items like fruits and vegetables, nuts, chicken, fish, pulses etc. Do not ‘tox’ your body in the first place, to face the need for detoxification.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 500 to Rs 1500.

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Health!

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Health!

All living creatures work on energy and a smooth functioning of the different metabolic processes in the body. The energies or “prana/chi/qi” are of different kinds and have their own distinct path of flow and influence. Air energy is better known as the air we breathe and from younger days we learn in school books that air purifies the blood in the lungs. The nose, the windpipe are the pathways and the transfer of energy happens in the lungs, on the blood. This blood feeds/influences the health of each and every cell of the body. The points of influence are the nose and windpipe.

Similarly, there are subtle energies that have their own specific pathways called Meridians. These energies are also associated with special metabolic functions and better known by names that associate with the main organ in the line of their path. For example, digestive energies are associated with the Liver meridian that follows a distinct path in the full body. There are specific zones along this path that can influence the manner in which energy flows along these paths and change the metabolic process of that energy meridian.

These points of influence are called äcu-points’. Pressure applied along these points is referred to as Acupressure treatment”. When needles are used, it is called Acupuncture treatment. The manner in which the Acupuncturist will choose a group of points will stimulate or sedate the activity of toes energies. This will allow the body to regain better health.

The needles help to regulate the flow of energy. Acupuncture is an exact science and needles are inserted into the skin at the point of influence. The depth of insertion, kind of needle, selection of points, angle in which needles are inserted, depth of needle insertion, twisting/turning of the needle, duration of therapy, the frequency of treatment; all these will create a change in the metabolic energies of the body.

A lot of research is being done all over the world to find out how this system works and what it is best suited for. Some medical conditions are easily treated and some take time. Very good medical clinical data is published in leading medical journal regarding these studies. Acupuncture has proved to be very useful in pain management; detoxification; healing enhancement; stress relief; improve digestion and few other health issues. Pure Acupressure medical science claims it is useful for all kinds of health disorder; modern medical research is by and by being able to prove this slowly.

Typically, the process of an Acupuncture treatment will follow these steps:

The acupuncture points are located throughout your body, and at times, the points may be located far away from a pain-affected area. The process of treatment involves the following steps:

  1. Needle insertion
    • Around five to 20 needles are utilized in typical acupuncture treatments.
    • The needles are quite thin and do not cause much discomfort.
  2. Needle manipulation
    • After the needle insertion, the needles are moved or twirled. Sometimes, in addition to insertion, heat or electric pulses is applied to the needles.
  3. Needle removal
    • Commonly, the acupuncture needles are kept in place for around 20 to 45 minutes while the patient is relaxed in a lying down position.

Benefits

The most important benefits of acupuncture are as follows:

  1. Reduces headache and migraines
    • It is quite effective for the management of chronic headaches.
    • Based on several studies and research, it has been proven that acupuncture is ideal for the treatment of migraine headaches.
    • The strategically placed acupuncture needles help in relieving the symptoms of headache.
  2. Improves pain of various types
    • Acupuncture is considered to be effective in dealing with pain, such as chronic back pain, neck pain, knee pain and arthritis pain.
  3. Helps in insomnia treatment
    • Acupuncture is beneficial in reducing the various symptoms of insomnia and sleeplessness.
    • It works better than medicines and herbs for treating insomnia.
    • Moreover, the treatment is not associated with adverse side effects.
  4. Helps in improving cancer and chemotherapy recovery
    • Studies state that acupuncture is effective in boosting your immunity and enhances the recovery rate of patients undergoing cancer treatment.
    • It also increases your platelet count and prevents the death of healthy cells after undergoing a radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
    • It reduces the amount of pain involved in cancer treatment and improves your quality of life.
    • The major side effect of chemotherapy includes nausea.
  5. Prevents cognitive decline
    • Acupuncture is also effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
    • The age-related cognitive decline symptoms that are caused because of a neutral response in certain areas of your brain are reduced by this treatment.

Acupuncture is also being successfully used to treat digestive disorders; hormone imbalances; stress and depression; bone healing; reducing inflammation; preventing to treating diabetes; overcome acidity; hair fall and many other diseases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an acupuncturist.

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Link Between Heart Diseases and High Blood Pressure

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Link Between Heart Diseases and High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the measure of the resistance to the natural flow of blood in the blood vessels. The major, minor and few smaller blood vessels themselves have a thin muscular lining that keeps the vessel supple and aids the flow of nutritious blood within its tube-like structure. The vessel walls resist the free flow causing a reverse pressure that is referred to as Blood Pressure. This pressure strains the heart muscles (Left Ventricle more) to contract strongly to push the nutritious blood into the body circulation system.

Due to numerous factors, there is an increase of resistance within the blood vessels that leads to an increase in blood pressure. At a later stage, this results in lack of adequate blood flow to the end tissues and an accumulation of fluids in the various tissues/organs and a mismanagement of the nutrition-detoxification rhythmic cycle of the body. This takes a long time to develop and unless the last stage hampers body functions, it is not detected. Hence, blood pressure is known as a silent disease.

Systolic and diastolic are the two rhythms corresponding to the expansion and contraction of the heart chambers during pumping of blood into the body. This rhythm creates two distinct pressures within the blood vessels. Systolic is when the heart ventricular chamber contract to pump blood into the body, so the pressure is higher. This indicated the force or strain on the heart to push blood into the circulatory system. Hence, this count is considered significant in evaluating health parameters.

High BP as a disease is declared when three or more readings taken at different times of a day or on consecutive days shows increase in BP. Higher the BP, more strain is exerted by the heart. Since the heart is essentially a muscular organ, the muscles of the heart get affected. Sometimes, the heart muscles increase in mass and size making the heart chambers smaller in volume. This further deteriorates the circulation capability leading to numerous diseases. The strain of pumping nutrition to different body organs is also felt by the heart itself. Lack of nutrition can lead to death of cardiac tissue leading to heart failure. High blood pressure makes the heart walls thicken and becomes stiffer which makes it even more difficult to pump blood. Thickening of the heart muscles is also known as left ventricular hypertrophy and cause heart failure.

A systolic blood pressure reading that is higher than 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure higher than 90 mm Hg characterizes by high blood pressure. High blood pressure is said to be responsible for 50% of the recorded cases of ischemic strokes and also increases the risk of hemorrhagic strokes.

When heart cannot pump with enough force, there is a mismanagement in the intra-cellular and tissue fluid restoration. This puts a great strain on the kidney function. In due course of time, numerous organs of the body suffer and depending on the body constitution, immunity for rejuvenation and restoration of order, the person suffer from numerous diseases.

Diabetes worsens the situation of BP and adds to the deterioration of heart health, blood vessel health. Poor heart functioning leads to different symptoms like:

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Swollen ankles or feet
  3. Difficulty lying flat on your back
  4. Bloating and nausea
  5. Irregular pulse
  6. Frequent urge to urinate at night
  7. Fatigue

Due to disturbances in BP and other factors leading to lacking of nutrition to the heart tissue. Heart Disease complications are commonly seen with symptoms as follows:

Radiating or dull pain, especially in the chest, radiating in the arms, especially left arm, neck, back and in the stomach especially in women.

  1. Shortness of breath; change in breathing patterns and heaviness in chest
  2. Dizziness and fainting sometimes
  3. Irregular pulse and palpitations
  4. Sudden onset of excessive sweating
  5. Unexplained fatigue, weakness and depression

Heart Disease can be treated with natural ayurvedic medicaments successfully in more than 80% of patients. Numerous ayurvedic medicines have been clinically evaluated to show positive changes supported with clinical investigation. Since ayurvedic medicines are targeted to reaching the root cause of the disturbances and to reduce the burden of the disease they go beyond the relief of symptoms.

Natural Ayurvedic medicines also participate in the rejuvenation of the heart muscles, the blood vessels, the detoxification of the body and re-balancing of health parameters, Ayurvedic treatment options are gaining great relevance and patient opt for such treatment in greater numbers from all over the world. These treatments are non-invasive and very cost effective. They are good to be taken from prevention to after angioplasty, stent or bye-pass to treat the cause of disease.

Ayurveda is a health science that takes into consideration lifestyle modifications, adequate detoxification, re-balancing body element and strengthening the system from all aspects. Ayurvedic medicines have proved useful in the treatment of Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Vascular disease (leading to atherosclerosis, blockages, wear-tear of blood vessels) and Heart disease. Today, these treatment options are gaining importance and acceptance in our society. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.

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Weight Loss

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
Weight Loss

For weight loss, body detoxification is must. It can be done by drinking various juices like apple cider vinegar, lemon ginger tea, or by taking detox drink.

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Detox Diet - Is It Possible That It Can Be Bad For You?

MSc - Dietitics/Nutrition, Diploma In Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition, Promotive & Preventive Health Care
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Detox Diet - Is It Possible That It Can Be Bad For You?

Given that detox diets won't rid the body of impurities or lead to real weight loss, are there any benefits of using them?

The only thing one can say positively is that:

A detox diet may encourage you to eat more nutritious foods. Some detox diets recommend nutrient-rich foods like:

  • Lemons
  • Green tea
  • Fruit juices
  • Colorful fruits and vegetables

All of these could, in part, increase your intake of certain nutrients. Some of which might help the body deal with incoming toxins or offer other health benefits.However, a three day detox diet won't move the dial on toxicity (or health) anywhere near as much as maintaining a healthy lifestyle the other 362 days of the year.

Disadvantages of detox diets:
For most people, the disadvantages of a detox diet are much more numerous than the potential benefit.

Detox diets are often inconvenient: Any diet will take some effort to organize, and detox diets are no exception. Ironically, you'll probably never put as much work into eating less as you do into a detox.  People with limited time, money, and resources won't enjoy juicing seven kgs of veggies and fruits each day. Especially if they're feeling weak, listless, or dizzy, some of the most frequently reported side effects of juice cleanses.

Detox diets are often too low in energy: Most juice diets are extremely low in calories. In fact, some people argue that juicing is just a way to starve and feel good about it. With the low energy intake you'll often notice other things slowing down, you may feel colder, or sluggish, or notice digestion taking a while. Detox diets may cause blood sugar swings that is cleansing built on fruit juices can cause major swings in blood sugar, making them downright dangerous for people with diabetes, and potentially risky for many others.

Detox diets can be tough on your GI tract: The fruit juices used for many detox diets contain very little fiber. Fiber is a cleanser. It's like a street sweeper for the GI tract; it slows down digestion and aids absorption of nutrients. There is no credible information saying that the GI tract does better when it doesn't get solid foods (unless the GI tract is damaged). Instead, the gut does well with probiotics, glutamine from protein rich foods, and fiber. You'll struggle to get all of these on a cleanse.

Detox diets are often low in essential fats: While some less extreme detox diets allow things like nuts and seeds, hard core cleanses typically eliminate most fat-containing foods, even healthy fats. Extreme variations in fat intake i.e. swinging from high (pre-cleanse) to low (cleanse) to high (post-cleanse celebration) to low (back on the cleanse train again) can cause trouble for organs that process dietary fats, like the gallbladder.

Detox diets may cause electrolyte imbalances: Many cleanses involve drinking a lot of liquid (such as water, herbal teas, and/or juices) while removing many foods that contain salts. Some "detox diets" also suggest using diuretic supplements. This can cause potentially dangerous imbalances in your electrolytes, charged chemicals found in fluids throughout your body. The imbalance is even more likely if overhydration is combined with low energy intake.

In fact, there's a name for this phenomenon, well known to health care providers who deal with extreme anorexia, malnutrition, or any medical condition with severely restricted food intake that is refeeding syndrome. To keep operations running when nutrients and energy are low and electrolytes are disrupted, the body may adjust its metabolic environment (for instance, it may deplete cells of minerals to keep blood levels of those minerals stable). Not only can this affect health during the detox diet, it can cause potentially cause serious problems when a person on a detox diet (especially a longer-lasting one) starts eating normally again.

Detox diets can create a cycle of restrictive eating and deprivation:
Detox diets, the entire concept of "cleansing", in fact can enable feast-or-famine style eating patterns:

  • The detox diet starts tomorrow, so I'll eat a bunch of "toxic" foods tonight.
  • On the detox diet now. Not allowed any stuff I enjoy.
  • The detox diet ends tomorrow, so I'll get set to eat all those "toxic" foods I missed! And so on.

Recognize that thought pattern? It's the classic dieter mentality. On the wagon, off the wagon, on the wagon, off the wagon.
It's always more harmful than helpful. When you think and eat this way:

  1. You never learn to find the sane middle ground.
  2. You never learn to prepare real food and real meals that are both nutritious and delicious.
  3. You're always in "all-or-nothing" mode. (Usually getting "nothing", because "all" is really, really hard.)

Worst of all you never feel truly happy with any of your choices.
Fortunately, the body "cleanses" itself, if we can't ever avoid toxins, doesn't it then make sense to do some sort of detox? Not really. That's because our bodies have very robust detoxification systems. Our major organs of detoxification include are:

  • Digestive tract;
  • Kidneys;
  • Skin;
  • Lungs;
  • Liver,
  • Lymphatic system;
  • Respiratory system;

These systems break down chemicals (toxic or otherwise) into other form, which we can eliminate via the toilet, sweat, or breathing. And the body seems to do a pretty good job of this when placed in a balanced (i.e. healthy) environment.

Take Home Message
The idea that you can speed up and improve your body's detox pathways by drinking detox water is nonsense. That said, it is still a healthy drink with a few health benefits. Nevertheless, you could probably get most of these benefits from drinking regular water. However, people often find plain water boring. If infusing your water with fruits and vegetables means that you drink more water and less sugary drinks, then it can only be a good thing. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions! 

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Detoxifying The Body With Cupping Therapy

MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Detoxifying The Body With Cupping Therapy

Detoxifying the body with Cupping Therapy

Remaining adjusted with an incidental detox:

We as a whole need a decent detox every now and then. It was not until as of late that found the astonishing advantages of cupping therapy. For one, it helped bring down pressure and uneasiness to reasonable levels which at that point diminished the level of agony all through body. It likewise useful to clearer mind and that can hold data a great deal less demanding.Detoxification strategies have been rehearsed by societies all around the globe; however they are more typical among Chinese medication and AYUSH frameworks. Detoxification takes into consideration the body to scrub, support and rest, back to front. By expelling poisons from the body, and sustaining your body with sound supplements, you can recapture your lost wellbeing.

Detoxification: so how does it work?

Detoxification essentially implies decontamination/purging of blood. Our body has a characteristic component to evacuate polluting influences. Body poisons are significantly expelled from liver, yet different organs like kidneys, lymphatic framework, digestion tracts, lungs and skin are additionally in charge of the detoxification procedure. Be that as it may, if any of these frameworks are imperiled, this could mean our body would not have the capacity to channel blood totally, which definitely prompts irritation of wellbeing.Detoxification is the procedure by which the body is permitted to rest and is furnished with the fundamental supplements it needs. This sustenance lift can enable it to scrub itself from the debasements introduce. As the blood purifies itself, poisons and debasements are evacuated by the liver, skin, kidneys, lymph, and digestion tracts. Cupping advisors can enable speed to up the detoxification procedure by giving cupping therapy on specific spots of the patient's body.

Do you require a detoxification therapy?

Detoxification really assists with the purging of blood and has huge amounts of advantages; but at the same time it's essential that you comprehend whether your body needs a detoxification administration. So the principal thing you ought to ask yourself is: Am I sound?In spite of the fact that there are various detoxification systems, I needed to explicitly talk about cupping for body detoxification.

Would it be advisable for me to run with cupping treatment for body detox?

Cupping therapy and is normally known as Hijama. Cupping has its underlying foundations in the old Chinese drug, yet isn't selective to Chinese convention as it were. The leftovers of cupping could likewise be found in the treatment procedures of North American Indians, early Greeks and antiquated Egyptian. Hippocrates, who has been alluded to as the "father of present day solution" additionally prescribed cupping therapy.Cupping can be utilized by anybody, aside from individuals with medicinal conditions. Patients who drain too effectively, or can't quit dying, have edema or skin ulcers ought to go for different types of detoxification systems. On the off chance that you are taking a stab at cupping out of the blue, attempt to run with a less extreme administration before moving onto more suction and longer measures of time.Remember that cupping can cause a transitory blushing of the skin where the glass is connected. These spots fortunately do blur inside 3-7 days.

Why spots/marks occur?

Roundabout stamps on the skin happen when vessels under the skin break as they discharge the poisons and sticky proteins. The different hues and appearance of the skin after the cupping session shows the seriousness of the condition. They additionally uncover the additional sessions that will be expected to dispense with all the negative energies and poisons from the body. The shades of these imprints can run from pinkish that vanishes in a couple of hours to profound purple that can take anyplace between three days to seven days to clear totally.

Health Benefits?

On the off chance that you aren't sure whether you ought to counsel a specialist for taking a decision over detoxification, search for the real signs and side effects that for the most part incorporate swelling, hypersensitivities, unexplained exhaustion, menstrual issues, mental perplexity, and disturbed skin.

Body detoxification is the sole motivation behind why cupping therapy is utilized as a part of the primary spot. Know cupping has different advantages too that you should think about.

It's an elective type of pharmaceutical for patients who can't take different types of torment medicine.

Cupping therapy is utilized for treatment of various kinds of torment as it assists with body detoxification.

It's all the more usually known for treatment of enthusiastic issue (discouragement and tension), stomach related protestations (fractious entrail disorder, retching, sickness).

It's additionally advantageous to ease torment coming about because of interminable generative maladies like joint inflammation.

It's additionally useful with the treatment of neurological issues like Parkinson's sickness and headaches.

When cupping is performed on your body, the therapy takes out poisons and empower the stream of blood to the influenced body parts, helping them to recoup. It's likewise awesome for individuals who have cool, hacks, influenza, hypersensitivities, fevers and throbs; yet the most essential reasons why individuals fall back on cupping is for its capacity to recuperate uneasiness, back and muscle torment and irritated skin.

Recommendation:

In the event that you've never taken a stab at cupping treatment, I profoundly prescribe you attempt it at any rate once, to check whether it's for you.

Warning:

Note that patients who are on blood thinning medicine or have draining confusion ought to maintain a strategic distance from cupping therapy or counsel a specialist before having one.

 

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have been smoking for a long too. Right now I have stop smoking. I just want to clean my lungs back to old stage. Does that can be happen?

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user! Good that you have saved yourself from the bad effects of Smoking by quitting the same. The best way to cleanse your lungs is to wake up early and do Yoga breathing exercise, which would help your lungs to be recovered from the damage by repairing the same through breathing exercise, the fresh air will actually repair the lungs with the intake of fresh oxygen, which in turn increases the blood flow to various parts of our body. Morning walk into a park, which has many trees and plans will help you inhale fresh oxygen and thereby repairing your lungs back to healthy and normal state. Your age is not mentioned, age also matters how soon you regain your good health back. Intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, greens and dry selective fruits also play a vital role IN regaining your health back to normal state. Take care. Be relaxed.
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Hi Sir, I used 7 years medicine. My age is 25 years. How can i blood clear from medicine. App bta sakti hai ager 7 year medicine used ki ho toh wo blood se kitne time tak saff ho jati hai.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is usually eliminated from the body within a minimum 24 hours and cost needs to be evaluated after clinical examination

What should I do for blood purification and what healthy diet should I follow to get clear skin.

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.sc in yoga and naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Ayurveda, Delhi
You need to make your daily water intake to more than 2.5 liters. Include fresh fruits to your daily routine intake avoid spicy, fried and oily food items along with aerated drinks do regular workout and pranayam (deep breathing practices) sleep for 7-8 hours a day be happy and try to avoid stress for blood purification, along with above include fresh turmeric, neem, giloy, aloevera and amla juice consumption make sure that you are not having some chronic problem so go for a complete blood count and liver function test.
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How to detox my lungs and breath easily for some training (running, climbing etc.) after quitting smoking?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship
Psychologist, Madurai
Dear Lybrate user. Once you stop smoking your lungs start purifying themselves. Never get back to smoking. If you want to speed up, learn pranayama from a qualified yoga teacher that will not only purify your lungs but also the whole body systems and mind, if practiced regularly.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Panchakarma Therapies
Hi, I am Dr Sowmya Nair and I am an Ayurvedic physician with more than 13 years of experience in Ayurvedic treatments. I am specialised in Ayurvedic therapies. So, today I am going to speak about Panchakarma therapies.

In Ayurveda, Ayur means "life" and veda means "science". IN Ayurveda, we are treating patients according to the doshas i.e. vaat, pitt and cough. If a person has any imbalance between the vaat, pitt and cough then they will suffer from diseases. In order to balance the doshas, we are doing Panchaklarma therapies.

Panchakarma means 5 karmas. It is the main treatment in Ayurveda. Panch means "five" and karma means "treatment". There are

Vamana
Virechana
Nasya
Basti
Rakta moksha
These are the main treatments in Ayurveda. With these therapies, our body will be healthy and it helps in maintaining all the doshas- vaat, pitt and cough.

For problems like- sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, psoriasis, we do Vamana therapy.
Virechana is a loose motion therapy. In the pitta problems also we do Virechana therapy.
Nasya is the main treatment for the sinusitis, allergic rhinitis related problems.
Basti is the main treatment. It cures all the vada related diseases. LIfestyle diseases liek spondylitis, cervical spondylitis, lumbar spondylitis, slip disc cases, multiple psoriasis. In this, we are giving medicated decoction and medicated oil through anal route.
The last is the Rakta moksha. It is a blood ducting. It is a Kerala therapy and it is a Leech therapy. Leech therapy is very good for all pitt dosh related problem and skin related problems.
Nowadays the slip disc and osteoarthritis are very common. In osteoarthritis, there is degenerative changes in bones. If it affects your neck, it is called cervical spondylitis. If it affects your back, it is called Lumbar spondylitis. If it affects your knees, it is called ankylosing spondylitis. Osteoarthritis of knees are very common now a days.

How to prevent Osteoarthritis of knees?

Maintain your diet. Avoid eating junk food and oily food in order to maintain your body weight.
Do regular exercises. Do walk and yoga asanas to help preventing Osteoarthritis.
Maintain the right postures.
If slip disc affect the neck, you will have pain and numbness. If it affects the cervical, you will get cervical pain, neck stiffness, neck pain. If it affects the Lumbar region, then you will have difficulty in movements and pain in both the legs. For such problems, we have excellent treatment in Ayurveda.

Treatments-

In Osteoarthritis problems, we are doing janu basti, janu pichu, abhyangam, elakiri, podikizhi. All these treatments are very good to cure Osteoarthritis.

If it is cervical disc related problem, then we give greeva basti, greeva picchu, nasyam are very good for this problem.

We treat Lumbar disc related problem with Kadi basti, kadi picchu, abhyangam.

These are the main treatments for all the diseases.

For more information, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

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